My fiancée and I booked the Waipio Wayside for two nights in February. It is in a good location because it is in between Honokoa and Waipio Valley. This place wasn't bad, but I'd say just a notch above a hostel. First of all, when we arrived we had to walk under/through a jungle of gnarly spider webs, just to get to the front door. I stood there looking at the path for a minute, wondering if I could get through with out getting webbed in the face. Not a good first impression. We stayed in the Library Room. The bed was REALLY hard and the pillows sucked and we had a horrible nights sleep. The bathroom is tiny (like the size of a cruise ship bathroom) and there is 1 small window facing the back yard. There is another window over the bed which we couldn't open due to the noise of the road out front. Also, the house is old and the walls are thin, so you can hear everything going on in the kitchen underneath this rooms. Not much privacy.
The breakfast was amazing and the Innkeeper, Jackie, was very interesting and helpful to talk to. She made macadamia nut muffins and yummy eggs and fresh juice. It was really good. When we told her we would not be staying the second night because we slept so poorly and wanted to find somewhere else to stay, she was clearly irritated and ended up charging us $192, after tax, for the 1 nights stay. That was the worst $192 we have ever spent. I would not recommend paying more than $100 for this place, max. Don't waste your money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waipio Wayside Bed and Breakfast is a traditional B&B located along the stunning Hamakua coast. Minutes from Waipio Valley, the Hawaiian valley of the Kings. Waipio Wayside is a relaxing retreat for those of you looking for "old Hawaii." We are happy to offer 5 bedrooms all with private bathroom. A great organic breakfast all with local ingredients and a tea bar open all of the time. WIFI, Hawaiian Library & DVD library. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waipio Wayside B&B Honokaa, Hawaii